Category Archives: Football

International football, casual football, VfL Osnabrück and anything else.

More support, less hate, for Singapore Sports

@hellofrmSG @singnoname I've stopped questioning the FT who choose to represent us in sports. I question the system that keeps wanting them. — KH Yeo (@icedwater) August 10, 2016 I was recently reminded of my tweet in response to the … Continue reading

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Raising Singapore’s football standards

So one of my Facebook friends shared this blog post on how to improve Singapore’s football standards written on June 27th 2015. I’d wanted to reply on July 1st 2015, but I clearly got distracted and left this as a draft for … Continue reading

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MOU development goals: missed?

When I first heard of the MOU signed by our FA and the Malaysian FA in 2011 in the name of development, I was a little cautious. Then I complained about our our fixation on the Malaysia Cup and how doing … Continue reading

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Ping

Just realised my last post was at the beginning of the season with Cottbus 3-1 win at Osnabrück. Now VfL have thrown away a 2-0 lead at the start of the second phase to gift Energie Cottbus a 2-2 draw, … Continue reading

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Cottbus sweep Osnabrueck aside 3-1

Had some help from Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung and Goal.com Tanzania (oddly enough) as I wrote this practice piece for VfL’s opening-day home loss to Energie Cottbus. Comments always appreciated.

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Sports Desk 1, Singapore 0

SINGAPORE – Readers of the most respected English broadsheet on the island might have been forgiven for not knowing which country they were in had they begun reading it from the back page, which is the front page as far … Continue reading

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Really, Media, Really?

LionsXII fielded a second-string side against Kelantan at Kota Bharu and lost 2-0. With the title already won and their seeding in the Malaysia Cup confirmed, they can afford to. In the New Paper today, three and a half pages … Continue reading

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The Malaysia Cup beckons — but for whom?

I have many things to say about the LionsXII – not all of them are nice. But the overwhelming media coverage of this johnny-come-back-lately is as sickening as it is understandable. On the off chance you haven’t heard of the … Continue reading

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Football and Linguistics

Who knew there was an intersection between two of my interests? …then again, was this really unexpected? A research group at the Universität Innsbruck focusing on multilingualism has done some work relating football and language, and this is definitely worth … Continue reading

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Laos 2 Singapore 5

For those inclined to receive them, the Lions will be arriving on SQ975 today at 3.55pm. They return after having picked up seven goals and conceded two against regional opposition, a respectable start to the new coach Bernd Stange’s reign. … Continue reading

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